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Beetroot

Rachy1412

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Just a quick question! I got a bag of mixed lettuce's and it has some strips of beetroot in them. Should I take them out or can the piggies eat them?

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I think they would be fine to eat them. They can eat beets and beet greens, so I don't really see how beetroot would harm them. I can't find anything that says they can't eat them, so I think they'll be fine. Good luck.
 

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I'm confused... a beet IS a root. So, what's a beet root??
 

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Baby Bears, a beetroot is the beet. The round, red part of a beet is the beetroot. The leaves are beet greens. Sorry, my post must have been a bit confusing. Basically, yes, they can eat the whole beet: beetroot and beet greens. (Look at guinealynx veggie chart)
 

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They can eat it but it is very very high in oxalates that cause stone formation in them so if you can avoid beetroot then you should do so.
 

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Can they eat radishes? I checked the GL chart but I didn't see it.
 

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I think they can laura, but I don't know if they would like it. I don't like radishes unless they have salt on them...the taste is too bitter and kind of spicy.
 

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Yes they can have mild radishes but they shouldn't be fed more than a couple of times a month.

Beets (beetroot) is fine as well. They can be fed a couple times per week in small portions. Beets are actually fairly high in sugar.
 

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What about radish leaves?
 

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They are high in calcium. Feed no more than 1-2 times per week in small portions, (2-3 leaves per pig).
 
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